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Food Fun

by Kathleen Costa


First published in September 2013 with very clever alliterative titles, Kathi Daley’s Zoe Donovan Mystery series has become one of her most popular with fans and newbies rating her twenty-eight books an average of 4.75 stars.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Drive into downtown Kingsburg on a rainy night and it’s dark…really dark. Hey, there’s a light over there, down the block from the library! What is it?
Fugazzi’s.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Joanne Fluke




Hannah Swensen’s cookie shop is doing well. It keeps her busy and her mind off the fact that her husband has disappeared. Newlywed, she’s now in limbo until she knows where Ross is and why he left without a word.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Leslie Karst



Sally Solari worked at her family’s Italian family-style restaurant until she inherited her aunt’s fine dining restaurant, Gauguin. Too bad her dad doesn’t understand the concept of having her own place now.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Denise Swanson



After a scandal at work, as the HR person, Dani had to fire an entire department. It was time for a change after that, including a breakup with her boyfriend, Justin.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



More food mysteries for your reading fun-Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake: A Death by Chocolate Mystery by Sarah Graves, Hummus and Homicide: Kebab Kitchen Mystery By Tina Kashian, Plum Tea Crazy: A Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs, and Marinating in Murder: A Dinner Club Mystery by Linda Wiken.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



Here is another fun group of mysteries for your March reading-Dead Calm: A Mattie Winston Mystery By Annelise Ryan, Dipped to Death: Olive Grove Mystery by Kelly Lane, Lethal Licorice: An Amish Candy Shop Mystery by Amanda Flower, & Pawprints and Predicaments: Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery by Bethany Blake.

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Collect Yourself at Collect Coffee Bar

IN THE March 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andTom Sims
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by Tom Sims



Collect Coffee Bar is my newest go-to place for a relaxing and productive moment of reflection and self-collection. Jamal Anabtawi sold Sara Jarrar a car and a conversation began which culminated in many conversations every day in a gathering place called Collect Coffee Bar.

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by Sandra Murphy



Phyllis Newsom shares her home with three other teachers—Eve, Caroline and Sam. They enjoy each other’s company, love to cook, and it helps stretch retirement budgets. Sometimes, they investigate murders.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day then with a great meal-so this week we have a great meal of 5 food mysteries for you to enjoy and a wedding mystery-Biscuits and Slashed Browns: A Country Store Mystery by Maddie Day, Curses, Boiled Again!: A Lobster Shack Mystery by Shari Randall, Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue: A Wedding Planner Mystery by Stephanie Blackmoore, Scone Cold Killer: An All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery by Lena Gregory (the giveaway for this one only is EBOOK), Survival of the Fritters: A Deputy Donut Mystery by Ginger Bolton, Dial M for Mousse: An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery by Laura Bradford.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Ellie Alexander


Taking place not long after the working vacation on a cruise depicted in A Crime of Passion Fruit, bakeshop owner Jules Capshaw is adjusting back to life running Torte and its expansion into the basement below. The Elizabethan-themed town of Ashland, Oregon, embraces the Bard as an inspiration to attract tourists, but most of the antics seem to be occurring behind-the-scenes.

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Kids Café 2019

IN THE February 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andEducation,
andFood Fun,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A few months ago I was in Downtown Fresno for jury duty and found myself looking for somewhere to get some coffee. I noticed this cute little cafe very close to the court and decided to check it out. It was called Kids Café 2019. I looked around and noticed that this was more than just a cafe, so when I got home I set out to learn exactly what Kids Café 2019 was.

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by Kathleen Costa


Karma has returned to Colwestern, New York, and Catherine Bruns is brilliant at putting it center stage! This fifth book in her Cookies & Chance Mystery series finds Sally Donovan (finally married to Mike) and Josie Sullivan (her BFF and head baker at Sally’s Samples) being invited to be guests on Someone’s in the Kitchen with Donna, a popular show on the Food Network.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Kings River Life’s The Great Food Search sends me (and sometimes my family and/or friends) eating across the San Joaquin Valley. In 2017, the series featured a baker’s dozen (that’s 13) of eating establishments featuring from tamales to killer burgers, from quesadillas to Tandoori pizzas. It was quite a year, and now I am asked to choose my favorites? Oh, the horror!

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